noun[mass noun] Grammar
The dependence of the tense of a subordinate verb on the tense of the verb in the main clause (e.g. I think that you are wrong; I thought that you were wrong).
More example sentences
- The past tense does nothing but continue the sequence of tenses, and so the unfolding of events.
- One might argue that Strabo's loose grammar allows us to ignore a strict translation of the sequence of tenses and consider alternatives.
- The theme of repetition recurs, but this time it is the repetition of the sequence of tenses throughout the text.
Definition of sequence of tenses in:
- The US English dictionary